On 11/22/05, Stephen W. email@example.com wrote:
I 100% agree; however, in this case, it has (almost) nothing to do
with Rails. It’s certainly On
I agree this post was on-topic for ruby-talk.
Let’s agree to tread lightly in our policing and continue to refer
only the most obvious Off Topic posters to other lists.
In my opinion it isn’t a matter of considering Rails-specific posts
off-topic, it is just the fact that the Rails list has loads more
people with very Rails-specific knowledge and skills, whereas
ruby-talk has more general Ruby knowledge. The Rails list guys can
answer those funky Rails-specific questions in two minutes (because
they have probably seen that question 100 times, in the same way we on
ruby-talk see the same sorts of questions frequently.) But if we tried
to answer the same question on ruby-talk it might take much longer. So
it is really just about time management, for all parties involved: the
person asking the question gets their answer quicker, no one here has
to spend excess time finding the answer, and the ruby-talk readership
doesn’t have another Rails thread to read through.
When other new Ruby frameworks (both existing and those yet to be
created) gain more popularity, we may find ourselves pointing to other
lists as well (e.g. “you’ll get a better answer on the Nitro mailing
list.”) As a long-time Ruby evangelist, this makes me happy.